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. those hero transit workers knew to build that dam, not five feet tall, but 8 1/2 feet tall. the science worked. when you have a great big hurricane coming your way, maybe science becomes easier to trust. if you have ever lived through a big weather event, maybe a forest fire, a drought or a flood, you know what it means to check the weather every day like your life depends on it, because sometimes it does. even if you're just planning a picnic or a wedding outside, your need for accurate scientific information is clear. but if you're living in a place where scientists tell you something unsettling, not just your wedding plans, and the picnic next weekend, but your whole life and the viability of life where you're planning to live for a long time. if science is telling you something like that, then our reliance on science can sometimes get mixed up with our counting on politics. is city of norfolk, virginia is home to the largest naval base on earth. norfolk, virginia sits right beside is water. norfolk, virginia, now sometimes sits in the water. as we get for high tides and the high tid
in the essential pillars of economic growth like education, work force readiness, science, research, and innovation. i believe there are significant savings that can be achieved in our health care system without comprising the quality of care and in fact, while improving the quality of care. and without slashing benefits that are senior -- our seniors have worked so hard for and earned. have estimated that we could save $1 trillion per year without affecting health care outcome. and by enacting smart, targeted health care delivery reform. the institute of medicine estimated this number could be $7 50 billion. no matter what the exact figure or proposal these are impressive savings that trenten our nation's health care system without shifting cost and burdens to senior and our states. in addition, these reforms have the added benefit of improving quality outcomes within the health care system. so before we continue to obsessively put benefit cut on the table, i would hope that we can begin a dialogue about finding solutions that produce health care cost savings. and i'm confident if both parties in
and rebels. >>> plenty more coming for you in this news hour. including science think they found aclue to what causes alzheimer's disease. >>> and invitation to uruguay where lighting up a joint of marijuana is expected to be legalized any day now. >>> and in sports, find out how or why, the boston red sox are growing into baseball's world series. >>> first, roit police in turkey have fought with protestors outside the courthouse in ankara. shooting dead a protesto protesg thing demonstrations in june. >> since we don't have hope, we filed request on the european court of protests. >>> more from istanbul. >> hundreds of people gathered outside a courthouse in ankara. some tried to go inside the court. police fired tear gas and water cannons trying to disperse the crowd. there were several injured as a result. inside the courtroom there were also tensions, family claiming shouting that they do not trust the court will serve them any justice. now, the session was adjourned till the 2nd of december. the accused officer did not turned up, he joined the court via video conference. there are
to ignore medical science and watch women and children die for no reason. >> texas families are stronger and healthier when women across the state have access to quality health care. i would rather see our tax dollars spent on improving our kids' schools rather than defending this law. greg abott immediately filed an appeal to today's ruling. joining me now, msnbc and planned parenthood in houston, texas, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. this must have been quiet a win down there today. >> yes, lawrence, thank you. this ruling is a victory for our parents. it's a ruling for women. it sends a clear signal across 50 states. it is unconstitutional for politicians to pass laws that take away the private personal health care decisions that women make in consultation with their physician. >> melanie, i just want to check one thing. the 30 mile rule of being knocked out, does that mean there won't be any facilities that will have to close as a result of any other provisions in this law? >> well, that remains to be seen. but what this does mean is that women across the state will have acces
're put into a big pool, your rate will by science will go up. >> is it stkpw-g to work? -- is it going to work? >> i believe it is a lofty goal. i think it is a good idea for consumers to stop using the emergency room and to have wellness benefits is a good thing. i truly believet's see what hap. thank you. 20 minutes after the top of the hour. the e.p.a. shutting down a cheerleader squad's car wash claiming the car wash hurts the environment. is that government regulation gone too far? of course it is. one of the cheerleaders here next. >>> a russian operative put up front to spy on the united states. was it really inside a goodie bag they handed out at the summit? ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] with five perfectly sweetened whole grains... you can't help but see the good. medicare open enrollment. of year again. whole grains... time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the ti
want to major in political science. become the mayor or something. make the situation better for other people. my name is justin, and i am your dividend. ♪ thriller thriller now ♪ take a chance >>> you can say it. that's it. yeah. you were doing this luau, something like that the last half hour. >> i just want to do the whole -- >> i used to do the whole routine king of the '80s. the whole slide. i will do it later. yes, it's a night filled with mystery, magic, lots of supervision and when it comes to halloween the more over the top probably the better. >> that's right. but making sure that the fun factor meets the fear factor does not come cheap. abc's clayton sandell shows us how this spooky season is giving a big boost to the american economy. [ screaming ] >> reporter: to some it's the sound of terror. to others, the sound of cash registers. chris stafford is what you might call a hauntrepreneur. >> are you doing that? >> yep. >> reporter: he co-owns three haunted houses in three states including denver's 13th floor, the wait to get in, four hours. >> haunted houses are coming
museum in jackson, mississippi, and the museum of natural science. george has been featured in many national shows such as southern living. -- e accolades are a test testament. i would like to recognize mr. george berry sr. on his achievements both as an artist and as a teacher. for more than 50 years, george has used his god-given gift as a skillman craftsman to make beautiful pieces of art. today he continues to graciously share his knowledge and skill with many others. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until noon health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will appear before a house committee tomorrow. the house energy and commerce committee, that is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. eastern. a couple of other hearings to mention, this afternoon, national intelligence director, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will appear before a house committee tomorrow. the house energy and commerce committee, that is
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in may. he attended cross bury high school, and received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the university of connecticut. he's a veteran of three space flights having logged nearly 40 days in space. he continues to be an inspiration for students back home in connecticut and around the world. we wish him the best of luck and a safe journey. thank you. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. conaway: just how the unaffordable care act as i'm often corrected back home in district 11, let's look at recent headlines about the launch of the new website. the "orlando sentinel" called it a hit or miss proposition. cnn called it, americans are still having a tough time. what an understatement. we all know how about the obamacare website built with taxpayer dolla
science whether it is biomedical or other forms of science that would create jobs down the road, those are all good reasons to orrow. this tea party simplistic antagonism toward any form of debt or deficits is not only misplaced, it is foolhardy and you cannot be out there saying i am for jobs and at the same time ou strangle it of funding. the whole government shutdown by some estimates, cost $24 billion in economic activity. people lost jobs and paychecks and were not hired and we are still reeling from that. that is just not good policy. host: on the subject of the shutdown. communist dog rights -- writes in on twitter -- guest: thanks for writing in. i think right now there is absolutely no telling. as anybody who watches c-span knows, the news cycles just get quicker and quicker and shorter and shorter. we will have another government budget and debt ceiling fight or some episode engendering february. it may happen again in the summer or next fall or before the election. by and large, the government shut down drove everybody's numbers down but particularly republicans and they wer
institute of building sciences issued a report that concluded that for every dollar that we spend on various mitigation measures, we can save $4 in response and recover costs. for a $1 investment, we end up saving $4. for mitigation we can save money and most importantly, save lives. we must ensure that sound policies are incorporated into this recovery effort. this this is especially import as climate change drives the chevrolet and increases the severity and frequency of coastal storms. by working together we can rebuild and blk stronger by better protecting ourselves from future storms. but in doing see we can't ignore what i believe and what many experts believe that may be the underlying cause of storms like hurricane sandy. it's not enough to just address the symptom, that is the storm, the wind, the sea level rise, the surge, we need to address the underlying cause or causes. as we recover from sandy and put into place the protections we need to reduce the impact of the next big one, we would make a mistake if we didn't think about what we need to do to address not just the symptoms o
to the power of thanks to the power of i.t., advances in cognitive sciences, we have an opportunity at this moment that only comes along rarely in higher education. i believe the potential now advances,se these improve learning outcomes, and to reduce the cost of education. figure much. -- thank you very much. thank you for this opportunity to be here. i want to acknowledge senator burke and senator hagan who are such great champions of our community colleges. four years ago, north carolina community college leaders met and declared student success to be the primary strategic focus of the north carolina community college system. student success is our focus in strategic planning. it was not that we did not focus on it before, it changed the culture somewhat to focus on success as much as we focused on access. we know how many students make it through our registration line and how many cross our graduation statements. stay community college leaders travel nearly 14,000 miles attending listening sessions and from those we documented 200 college-based success innovations, 75 barriers,
and marine science at the university of south florida, and finally, we'll all remember his work on behalf of sick children and creating a national registry for bone marrow donors. he has left behind a rich legacy that we as members of congress must all aspire to achieve. the chairman was never afraid to reach across the aisle and worked for the greater good. i'm extremely thankful that i was able to express my gratitude to him last week when i visited him at his bedside and i told him how much all of his colleagues loved him and his constituents appreciated all that he did for them. in closing, my father, former sent ssman mike bilirakis to him. dear bill. since we are roughly the same age, remember i'm five months older, so we joked about respecting your elders. we have expected that this day would come for both of us, but first for me and not so soon. we grew up in the same pittsburgh area at the same time, tough depression, poverty, which made us tough. we didn't know each other then, decreed we our lord would meet years later. we worked hard and became successful, the good old america
. meteorological science. >> what happened this morning was a partial eclipse. >> a viewer said, yeah, i'm up for the solar eclipse. >> boy, that guy is misinformed. >> it was a partial solar eclipse along the eastern seaboard. if you had some clear skies across the northeast, there was cloud cover. can you take pictures of that easily, clayton? >> if you have the proper camera because if you look through that you'll burn your eyeball. >> exactly. if you have the proper camera and took some pictures, send them to us so we can share them to you. down across the southeast would have been your best time to see that. very clear skies across the coast and the northeast, still some cloud cover, scattered showers and rain as well. not as good a shot of this across the east coast. by the time the sunrises any farther inland the eclipse is over with. out across the west, we have some rain showers and snow that will develop across parts of the rockies. we'll watch for some increased shower activity across parts of the southern plains by the time we get towards tomorrow. temperature wise it will get muc
stations. you know, from a young age. i definitely want to major in political science. become the mayor or something. make the situation better for other people. my name is justin, and i am your dividend. >> this morning we open the "world news now" vault to a day millions will never forget. >> it was on this day last year that superstorm sandy hit the east coast wiping out homes, businesses, crippling parts of the region and claiming hundreds of lives. >> surviving hurricane sandy. 50 million people are in the path of this superstorm. forecasters are warning of life-threatening flooding. >> this morning, hurricane sandy is our only story as that monster storm churns into a worst-case scenario. >> 50 million people are in harm's way. many have been heeding the warning. scrambling to get ready. boarding up their houses. buying whatever supplies they can find and fleeing their homes if they have to. >> a lot of coastal communities up and down the coast. people are told to get out. hopefully most folks have heeded those warnings. we are getting to a point where it will be too late to turn
there is a very legitimate debate over which side is more likely to win. all this is sort of art based on science. it is a little bit of both. , first of all, jennifer duffy, our senate or governor, editor. she has been doing this since 1988. i have been doing it since 1984. have seen every seat come out. what we hear from strategist, what we have from people was talked in the state, what the numbers look like. what the opposition looks like. restart a for the general assessment and these things evolve over the course of an election cycle. mcconnell oftch kentucky. the senate republican leader and the democratic side mark dreier who is seeking reelection. then you have to currently democratic seats that are leaning republican in montana and west virginia. a number of lean democratic seats held by democrats baggage another in indiana, mary landrieu in indiana. carl levin is retiring in michigan and kay hagan who is seeking reelection in north carolina. the way i start offending it up seatsre are 34 democratic that are not up this time. 31 republican. then thereabouts seven gimme putts for democrat
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or expenditures on science and technology. the chinese seem to have a better space program than we do these days. >> you mention defense. we've got a graphic that shows how defense spending as a percentage of the tkpwopd has gone -- as a percent of the g.d.p. has gone down. in 2012 it was 12.3%. fast forward to the 2016 estimate and it looks like just 3.1%. what's the matter with spending less on our national defense, professor? >> let's look at what's happening in the middle east and asia. in the middle east we've abandoned egypt, for example, narrowing our focus. they justify this by saying we're shifting resources to asia. look at what has shifted to asia. not that much. now the japanese, the prime minister is saying that japan has to rearm to protect itself from china because they understand that just as the president abandoned morsi to the mob in the streets, when it really counts on those islands, the americans might not have the punch to do what's needed and they're going to have to look at for themselves. >> you say beware, america. if half the country right now is on some sort of entitl
science. he was invited with less than a week's notice to come before this committee. he couldn't make it that day. he asked for some other day. he went to omb and had nothing to do with the solyndra contract. did he come before us and talk about it. the sole role is to represent omb. i don't think he ought -- there ought to be any disparagement of him. he is a very wealth regarded public servant. >> the gentleman's public will stand. >> thank you, mr. chairman. welcome madam secretary. now we all agree the website problems must be resolved. this country invented and developed internet and the concept of the web sites. so there are high expectations. the fact that the hired private contractors didn't build the website in three years is inexcusable. i hope those at fault will be held accountable. we can't lose sight of the big picture that, when this is all said and done every american will have affordable quality health insurance and health care. this is a goalie believe of all democrats and republicans. the aca is working in california and is working in my district in sacramento. i ju
on science and technology, transportation and infrastructure, she co-chairs the woman's caucus and she is the chair of the democratic women's working group. she also co-founded the national network to end domestic violence in 1994. she was the executive director. am proud to ask my colleague, the honorable donna edwards, to consume as much time as she may. ms. edwards: i thank the gentleman and i thank you very and i know that you join with your colleague, mr. poe of texas, in hosting this hour so that we can have an opportunity to remember why it is that we identify and commemorate domestic violence awareness month. and to make a commitment from this day forward and this coming year to the next time when we have this observance to do what we can to end domestic violence. and i think after all that is the goal. i can't remember, mr. green, when i first became interested in domestic violence. and even aware of domestic violence. but i look back to the times when i was growing up, i grew up in a military family, and we lived in very close quarters and our neighbors, we shared a wall in t
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